Today I'm rounding up what we are registering for! We decided to register at Babylist since I loved that you could add items from any website to add to your registry. It made things so easy & convenient!! 
My type A personality did a TON of research on almost everything below. Not only did I want the best and safest for my baby, but I also want items that are functional and easy to use for mom & dad. Also, we live in an apartment building so it was important to me to register for items that could do double duty/grow with baby as much as possible to save space for us. 
Unfortunately, with everything going on right now, we have decided not to have a baby shower but friends & family have been SO supportive and generous by sending us gifts & gear for the new baby. We are so so so appreciative to all of them and plan to host a sip n see in the spring once things are safer and so everyone can meet our baby! 

Now on to the good stuff...

Michelle Paige


4Moms Playard - We have chosen the 4Moms Breeze Plus Playard since it includes a changer & bassinet option in addition to the standard playard. It's also truly a one handed set up which will be so easy when traveling!  I'm considering using the playard as our bassinet the first few weeks/months when baby is born & sleeping in our room. Is a bassinet really worth it for those first few months???

Fisher Price Cradle Swing - I chose this swing because you can change the direction to swing baby back & forth or side to side. Most other swings that I found swing in one direction or the other. I like that this swing gives me options! I will say, it does take up a good amount of space, but it's so cute & has lots of functions (music, nature noises, etc). I hope baby loves it!

Snuggle Me Organic Lounger & Boppy Lounger - I went back and forth between the Snuggle Me & Dock a Tot and opted for the Snuggle Me. It seemed to have better reviews overall IMO. I ALSO registered for the Boppy Lounger. Most reviews recommended getting both since the Boppy props up the baby more and the Snuggle Me lays flat. 
Moms - do you have one or more and which do you prefer? 

BabyBjorn Bouncer - I love this bouncer for a few reasons. 1. It folds flat so it's easy to bring to family's house or on vacation with us in the summer. 2. No plugs or batteries so baby is able to bounce himself just by wiggling and moving his feet.

Lovevery Play Gym - While a play gym is great for tummy time and stimulation, this one is especially great since it's designed to grow with your child through different development zones (sound, colors, etc). I'm looking forward to using this play gym from birth until baby is 1 year or older! PS. It comes with a little book that gives you ideas of how to use this gym from birth until age 1.


Doona Infant Car Seat/Stroller - I heard about this car seat/stroller before we were even thinking about getting pregnant and once I did some research, knew I wanted it once I had kids. We live in an apartment building currently so I think this car seat/stroller combo will be so helpful going back and forth down the hallways, elevator & garage or running errands or going to doctor appts without having to disturb baby. So far it's been super easy to maneuver. One downside - it is heavy, but obviously you don't need to carry it much; just while taking it in and out of the car.

Graco 4Ever DLX Convertible Car Seat - This car seat technically could have been the only one we registered for since it can be used with babies as small as 4 lbs! We won't be using it that early on but I do love that it grows with baby from birth until they are 100 lbs or 10 years old! This seat is highly rated safety wise and goes from infant rear facing to forward facing to booster seat. The nitpicker in me also wanted a car seat that had cup holders attached to hold baby's drinks, snacks or toys while on the road.

Baby K'Tan Carrier - Jody and I have both gotten baby wearing carriers. I think they will be so helpful especially in the newborn stage when baby wants to be held and cuddled all the time :) This one seemed much easier to use compared to some of the other baby wraps on the market.

Infantino 4 in 1 Carrier - For once baby is bigger, we chose to register for the Infantino carrier. I loved the price point on this one (under $50!) but it got great reviews and allows for 4 carrying positions. Baby can face inwards as a newborn then once he is a little bigger, he can face inwards, outwards or be carried on your back. 

Mockingbird Single to Double Stroller - Quite a few people recommended the UppaBaby Vista stroller however we are opting to try out the Mockingbird stroller. For a fraction of the price, they seem EXTREMELY similar and based on reviews, the Mockingbird actually has some features that I prefer. For example, the Mockingbird is a single to double so we can get a second seat once we have a second child & both seats hold children up to 45 lbs. The Mockingbird also has a one handed fold which will be super convenient. It arrived a couple weeks ago and putting the stroller together literally took less time than Jody's shower LOL (& I did it myself!). There are also lots of great functions and accessory options.


Joovy Foodoo High Chair - To be honest, choosing a high chair was tough for me. I originally thought of getting the Stokke Tripp Trapp but after testing it in person, it was a harder to maneuver than I had hoped (even the guy at the store couldn't get the tray detached). I went back to the drawing board and found the Joovy Foodoo. So far, I'm loving it for all of the great features;  this highchair reclines so we can use from the time baby is a newborn to when he is able to sit up and feed himself. It also has various different heights for feeding ease & comfort no matter where we are sitting. I'm a big fan of the wheels so I can roll baby from the dining area to the kitchen so I can keep my eyes on him while cooking or eating. Lastly, it has a dishwasher safe tray & machine washable cushion for easy cleanups!

Boppy Nursing Pillow - Boppy pillows have been recommended over & over & over again. I'll definitely be using one to help with nursing as well as for baby to lounge against.

Baby Brezza Formula Pro - While I am hoping to nurse, I'm also trying to be realistic and not put pressure on myself to do it exclusively. In the case that we do use formula, I love that this Baby Brezza product prepares the bottles for you from start to finish in only 10 seconds. 

Comotomo Bottles & Dr Brown's Bottles - I've heard/read that babies are actually pretty picky LOL so there are a few areas of our registry where I've chosen more than one brand of something to test out. Bottles is one of those areas. I plan to start with Comotomo & Dr Brown's bottles to see what we & baby prefer. 


Stokke Flexi Bath Tub - Living in an apartment, we have only one bathroom and limited space. As soon as I saw that this baby bath tub folded up, I was sold. It comes with a newborn insert for the early days and then can be used for toddlers up to age 4 so we don't need to fill up the entire bathtub for bath time, just this little tub! I also love the temperature plug feature which lets me know if the water is too hot for baby.

Burt's Bees Organic Towels - I love Burt's Bees baby products. They are really great quality and I love that they are organic. We chose cute hooded towel & washcloth sets from Burt's Bees that will be great for bath time. 


Bumbo Changing Pad - This changing pad doesn't require a cover and can easily be wiped down in case of big messes.  I am all about ease & functionality when it comes to choosing baby products and this one means less laundry.

Diaper Pail - I was originally going to register for the Uppi diaper pail until I was in store testing them out and realized I would need to bend over to open and close the lid every time I wanted to throw something away (not convenient).  I ended up going with the Dekor Diaper Pail; I love that it allows me to use regular trash bags and also has a foot pedal for easy throw away access. 

Diaper Backpack - Both Jody & I are choosing to get backpacks to use as diaper bags. Not only can you fit more inside them, but it's more comfortable to carry around and hands free. Jody opted for this backpack.


Newton Crib Mattress - This was a tough choice to narrow down; there are SO many crib mattress options and we wanted something that will be comfortable but also extremely safe. After lots of research, we are opting for the Newton crib mattress. It is 100% breathable and 100% washable so safe for baby & easy to keep clean for mom & dad.

Motorola Baby Monitor - I ended up choosing this baby monitor because of the options and features it offers. First, you can watch baby via an app on your phone or on the camera unit it comes with. You can zoom to see the baby or the baby's room and it has two way audio so you can comfort baby from another room. 

SwaddleMe Swaddles, Love to Dream Swaddles, Halo SleepSacks, Burt's Bees Wearable Blanket - We are trying ALL the swaddles in hopes of finding baby's favorite for sleeping. When baby is first born, we plan to use the SwaddleMe swaddles which wrap baby tight into a little cocoon. We also registered for the Love to Dream swaddle which allows baby to keep his arms up near his face to self sooth (in lots of the sonogram photos, he has his hands up by his face and/or has been sucking his thumb!). As baby gets older, we registered for a Halo Sleepsack to transition him from a swaddle to a wearable blanket and finally once he is able to roll over, we registered for the Burt's Bees Wearable Blanket.

Hatch Baby Night Light & Sound Machine - This little gadget will be a must for baby. Even as an adult, I love my nightlight & sound machine so I have no doubt it will be comforting to our baby as well. This one is great because I can control the lights & sounds from an app on my phone.

That covers most of our must haves! I'll be doing a separate post on our nursery furniture and decor as that begins to arrive!  I can't wait to decorate baby's room!! I'll also be rounding up some of my favorite baby clothing brands in a separate post so keep your eyes peeled for that :)